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Levy increase October 2022

Record recycling levels at a time of exceptionally high recycling costs has obliged IFFPG to substantially increase the levy for product destined for sale during 2023. Over the last 5 years, IFFPG has increased recycling levels by 40% to an average of 37,000 tonnes per annum and is currently achieving a 90% recycling level (the equivalent to plastic from 18 million bales). Record recycling levels have come at a time of exceptionally high recycling costs caused by global events such [...]

Record 90% Farm Plastics Recycling Rate Achieved

Irish farmers achieved a record 90% recycling rate for farm plastics in 2021 and in doing so recycled the equivalent of plastic from 18 million silage bales. The vast majority of the plastic was collected at over 200 bring-centres, which the Irish Farm Films Producer’ Group (IFFPG) held during the summer at locations such as marts, coops and agri-merchant premises.  This also represented a boost to circular economy objectives in Ireland as over a third of collected material was supplied [...]


In line with national guidelines designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, IFFPG has postponed ALL its bring-centres until further notice.
IFFPG apologises to farmers for any inconvenience that this unavoidable decision may cause.

John Hayes retirement from IFFPG Board

Liam Moloney, Scheme Manager makes a presentation to John Hayes who stepped down from the board at the end of last year after representing the distributor sector for three years. IFFPG is very grateful for the considerable contribution that John made to the scheme during his time on the board and wishes him all the very best for the future.